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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Aug 19, 2011 8:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead and 'Politics'


I understand that's why Baskin-Robbins has 31 flavors, but this song always comes across as a very feeble attempt at jumping on the latest "cause" de jour.

I don't think I have ever heard the song in its entirety as I can't find the skip button or change back over to the Bluegrass channel on XM fast enough.

As far as the other songs? I think they are intentionally politically ambiguous and that's just what the boys intended.

(Note to Rob - is this a double split infinitive or is it two halves of an infinitive or have I had too much coffee?)

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Aug 19, 2011 8:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead and 'Politics'

Yeah, it's pretty heavy handed and there is no area of interpretation. Mydland pretty much hits you over the head with it.